A SYMBOL OF HOME
Hi there! I’m Hillary—writer, thinker, and explorer of perspectives, concepts, and lands. I believe that home is the most beautiful place, and founded When Toys Age to encourage us all to build a better home both within ourselves and in the world around us.
When Toys Age is a symbol of home to me. Wen is my last name, Thoi is my mother’s maiden name, and all the names in our family begin with the letter H. When Toys Age is my promise to build a world that feels more like home.
My family is one of those contagiously happy families. People continuously ask us what our secret is, and truth is, we weren’t always this happy. There was a point when we would fight often. One of my most treasured childhood memories is of one distinct fight when my sister walked into an argument with a math book and pen asking everyone for help—not because she needed help, but because she knew our love for her would bring us together. I watched in amazement at how quickly conflict turned to warmth and laughter. That’s when she turned to me and smiled, and it was from that memory that When Toys Age was born. Inspired by her creativity and love, my vision for When Toys Age is to be a home to projects that bring the world together.
Toys stand for creativity, fun, growth. At some point, when “toys” age, it is our job to take them apart, redesign them, and build something better. We work as a family because we each do our part and more, and never stop building the family we believe in. I hope that through When Toys Age, we can invite more of this into our world. Welcome home.